Archive for January, 2012

What Keeps Your CEO Awake?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Annual surveys by The Conference Board (CB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ask hundreds of CEOs to identify their top business priorities. In 2011, both surveys found very similar results. The Conference Board identified and ranked the following priorities: Business growth Talent development Cost optimization Innovation Government regulations It is not surprising that all of the challenges […]

Is Knowledge Really Manageable?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The question: “What Is Knowledge Management?” has been a perennial and controversial topic for more than twenty years.  New practitioners look for a good foundation for their work while business leaders want to understand the value proposition. One issue is that the KM discipline has three focus areas: processes, behaviors and technology. Like the old […]

Book Review – That Used To Be Us

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

“That Used to Be Us”, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2011) (Listen to the authors’ introduction) America, considered the world’s dominant political, economic, cultural and philanthropic force for most of the twentieth century, is struggling to remain a superpower. Since the end of the Cold War, the nature of […]

Hazards of Multi-Tasking

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Bad News About Multi-tasking (Michael Lovitch) Do you sit in meetings where people have their laptops open, responding to email or IM? Do they say, “Can you repeat that?” when asked for comments? This article presents the scary idea that multi-tasking negatively affects performance and can actually lower your ability to pay attention and juggle […]

What to do with best practices

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Best Practices – Love ‘Em and Hate ‘Em , YouTube video with Tom Peters explaining that following best practices as a business strategy can be effective … or not.

Social Network Analysis Practitioners

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Interested in social network analysis? This methodology provides an excellent way to map the invisible flows of knowledge, influence and work to see what is actually happening in organizations and processes. Here’s a list of practitioners collected by John Maloney.

Where is KM going?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Most crucial trends in KM captures thoughts on the future of knowledge management. Started by Arno Boersma (CKO Forum – LinkedIn) Note: you may have to paste this link once you’ve logged on to LinkedIn.

Retaining a Manager’s Knowledge

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

How can you retain the knowledge of a departing manager? – a set of practical ideas and wishful thinking. Started by Jayne Musumba (LinkedIn)

KM Concept Map

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The KM Meta Model, an online concept map shows the factors that drive successful KM programs and the ways in which those drivers impact an organization. Created by Brian Moon and David Griffiths (LinkedIn)